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Bhandarkar is in Fashion
Madhur Bhandarkar is giving the fashion industry sleepless nights, finds harshikaa udasi
Reincarnation for dummies -- Karzzzz
“Tum subah jab breakfast nahin karti ho, toh tumhe acidity ho jaati hai,” (When you don’t have breakfast, you develop acidity) says Monty (Himesh Reshammiya) trying to convince Princess Kamini that he knows ...
Based on the iconic toy line from the 1980s, this big screen live action version of robots in disguise packs brilliant special effects and memorable characters into a spectacular action thriller. Starring Shia Labeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel ...
Deepavali dhamaka on Vijay
Vijay offers four days of special programmes during Deepavali. Interviews of popular heroines such as Tamana are being featured today, 6.30 p.m., followed by Jeyachandran Textiles’ Thanga Tharagai Priyamani on Saturday, 6.30 p.m., and ...
Deepavali special on Kalaignar TV
Kalaignar TV has lined up an array of programmes for Deepavali (October 27). The day will begin with Deepavali songs at 6 a.m. It will be followed by “Special Vidiyale Vaa” at 7 a.m. and News at 7.30 a.m.At 8 a.m. there will be ...
End of an era
C. V. Sridhar, who passed away recently, did to the Tamil film industry what Guru Dutt did to Hindi cinema
Kollywood has three major offerings this Deepavali, reports S.R. Ahok Kumar, as he does quick check of the releases
Director’s cut: The story tracks the life of the protagonist, from his youth to old age. Actor Suriya has plenty of scope to perform, and has delved deep into the character. The result is there for everyone to see. Simran essays a ...
Cast: Udai, Mithuna, Ponnambalam, Radha Ravi, ‘Nizhalgal’ Ravi, M.S.BhaskarDirection: B.KadirMusic: L.V.GanesanDirector’s cut: Rarely do you get to watch a horror film with a ...
Cast: Bharath, Poonam Bajwa, , Vadivelu, Rajesh, Y. Gee. Mahendra, Manobala, Yuvashree and Banu Balasubramaniam.Direction: HariMusic: G. V. Prakash KumarDirector’s cut: It’s a love ...
Cast: S.T.Thamizharasan, Rakiraj, Saritha Yadav, Venu Aravind, Vadivukarasi, ‘Dhalapathi’ Dinesh and ‘Kadal’ SukumarDirection: JeevarathnamMusic: RavipriyanDirector’s cut: ...
Cast: Ramana, Saikrian, Vanthana Guptha, Pandiyarajan, Manobala, Sriman and Madan Bob. Direction: Rajpa Ravishankar Music: IlayaraajaDirector’s cut: It is a love story with a difference, and ...
First-time director GNR Kumaravel will soon be ready with his version of Ninaithaalae Inikum. The story has no connection with K. Balachander’s original, a runaway hit with Kamal Haasan (“It was Kamal Haasan who put ...
Of passing clouds
Thilakam Arts’ Maegam (U/A), a Deepavali release, is a story of a mechanic whose life is ruined by a doctor. S. T. Tamizharasan who made Chella Thiruda and Manasae Mounama plays the mechanic and ...
As a temple priest in the first half and a diametrically opposite character in the second, Silambaattam is expected to showcase Simbu in an entirely different light. Veteran Nedumudi Venu will appear as the grandpa of Simbu, ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Lilly feels sorry
Evangeline Lilly is tormented by her past as a lads’ mag pin-up. The Canadian actor says she only stripped for the pictures because of advisors she employed shortly after finding fame as sexy castaway Kate on hit TV show “Lost”. ...
Game over for daddy
Even though his new movie Max Payne is based on a video game, Mark Wahlberg refused to play it — in case he became addicted. “I didn’t want to play because I have an addictive personality,” he says. Mark ...
No place like home
The Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller says there’s only one thing he hates about being back in Hollywood — the fish and chips. The 36-year-old actor has made it big again Stateside with his lead role in hit drama ...
Ready for presidential party
Paris Hilton’s jokes about running for president may come true, partly. The blonde heiress says she is considering being at the presidential inauguration ceremony for the winning candidate in the States in January. “If I am too busy I ...
Hairspray diva Queen Latifah admits that one of the most nerve wracking moments in her career was when she had to handle a hive of bees. The 38-year-old star moved racks of bees with her bare hands for the movie The Secret Life of Bees, ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
M. G. Ramachandran, M. N. Nambiar, Chittoor V. Nagaiah, Anjali Devi, V. K. Ramasami, M. Saroja, T. P. Muthulakshmi and S. R. Janaki
LOVE / HATE
Why I like... Nayakan
Nayakan is my all-time favourite film. I like it because of the way the characters are portrayed in it. The transition of Kamal Hassan’s character is something I got inspired from. I liked the screenplay and the way the story ...
Why I hate... Mahanadhi
The film I don’t like is Ram Gopal Varma’s Aag, the remake of Sholay. (But almost everybody hates it, we tell him, fishing for another). Mahanadhi is one film I hated to watch ...
3. Which famous trio started its Bollywood journey with Mukul Anand’s Dus? 4. Which movie has a character Jack Torrance, Overlook Hotel and Room 237? 5. Which group performed the theme song for The Living ...
My First Break -- Keerthi Chawla
I was basically interested in acting. So I enrolled at the Roshan Taneja Acting Institute and learnt the basics of the art. There was also a class where one would be taught different dance styles. After passing out from the institute, ...
You’ve made over a dozen films. But not all of them were box-office hits, why? My aim is to keep myself busy all the time. I know hard work will fetch me the desired result sooner or later.
Asin’s in demand
Asin is in the news once again what with reports suggesting that her performance in her Ghajini remake in Hindi is even better than that in the original. Aamir Khan was reported as saying, “Asin’s performance in ...
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